Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A New Year, A Blank Page

The Art Journal Journey challenge this month is from Erika, Tell Me a Story.  I have at least 5 ideas swirling around in my head at this very moment.  Perhaps I can journal them all throughout the month!

On New Year's Eve, I saw a few FaceBook posts with this quote from Brad Paisley, Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one.  

Materials Used:
Several script papers torn and collaged as base
STAMPlorations script stamp from Mixed Media Elements stamped with Archival Tree Branch (directly above book)

Liquitex Clear Gesso used to thin down: Pro Art Gesso, Dina Wakley Heavy Body acrylic Paint- turquoise, Daler Rowney simply Acrylic crimson.
USArtQuest Vintage MicaColor watercolor paint: Sepia Veil as top coat to unify page

Stencil Girl: for words "This Life" using black acrylic paint and sponge
Tim Holtz products: rub-ons for numbers and pen nibs, story ticket, chit chat stickers, number stencil (365)
Sharpie black marker (to outline stickers and write words "blank pages")
Crafty Secrets stamps (cherub and ink bottle)
Copic markers to color cherub

Spellbinders Nestablilities Labels 7 dies to create blank pages of book
thin leather from old baby book
Ranger Distress Ink Vintage Photo (to distress book pages and ticket)

Entering these challenges:
Country View Craft Challenges:  January Anything Goes x
The Crafter's Cafe #164 Monochromatic x
Mixed Media Place:  January until Feb 19
Rhedd's Creative Spirit:  January Challenge (no theme this month) x


Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Helene, Happy New Year! Thanks a lot for entering our challenge at AJJ. Your page is lovely, with so many great details - love the idea of the blank page to start off! Hugs, Valerie

My name is Erika. said...

That is a fantastic quote Helene. perfect not only for the theme but also for the new year. And I love the page you made. :) Hope you get to your other ideas as we would love to have you back! Thanks for joining us at AJJ. Hugs-Erika said...

What a wonderful quote to begin inspiring you for 2017. Thank you for joining in with Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this January.

froebelsternchen said...

A fantastic page Helen!
Thanks for joining ART JOURNAL JOURNEY again!
Much appreciated as you know!

creationsnz said...

inspiring journal page, so happy you joined us in 2017 at the Crafters Café, CarolG

Hazel Agnew said...

A great idea and a blank page full of potential. Thanks for joining in with us at Country View Crafts.

butterfly said...

What an inspiring quote, and I love the page which appeared because of it! The pages look just ready for writing on, and I love the elements and stamps you've used around the book.
Alison x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

extremely inspirational and fabulous page love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

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talkis23 said...

Amazing creation wow lovely thanks for playing at Mixed Media Place challenge !!!

Tusia Lech said...

Great art-journaling! Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place.

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